Name: Joey Kelly
Position: Long Snapper
Year: (Redshirt) Freshman
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Brophy College Prep
2019 stats: Redshirt season. Kelly was the backup last year to Aaron Bolinsky and made the Orange travel roster.
2020 projections: Will head into camp looking to challenge Bolinsky for the starting job.
How’d he get here?: Was offered a preferred walk-on role after Syracuse special teams guru Justin Lustig watched him in action.
What’d recruiting sites say?: No ranking
Twitter feed: @kelly_jo3y
Tweets of wonder: Syracuse special teams = winners
Thank you to @ZKick4Life for holding a great Top Athlete Competition last night. Proud to say I was the top snapper against a excellent pool of snappers #AGTG pic.twitter.com/UO7G0zxBz2— Joey Kelly (@kelly_jo3y) July 14, 2019
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Dino dips back into the classics for the Gene Kelly musical “Singin’ in the Rain”. The title track reminds the Orange not to worry should they face any rough weather on the road in 2020.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Kelly was a member of Brophy’s state championship rugby team.
Let’s get a look at ya: Here’s some recruiting footage of Joey firing off some snaps.